Grapevine: Connie Chung said she was assaulted 50 years ago in letter to Blasey Ford
Connie Chung said in an open letter to Ford that she was sexually assaulted
In an open letter to Christine Blasey Ford – who has accused Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault – journalist Connie Chung discussed publicly her experience with sexual assault. Chung said her family doctor molested her 50 years ago and she “kept my dirty little secret to myself.” Chung writing about not being able to tell anyone until years later. “It never crossed my mind to protect other women,” she wrote. “All I wanted to do was bury the incident in my mind and protect my family.” Chung, who said the assault happened in the 1960s when she was in college, wrote that it’s her nature as a journalist to want to come forward. “I must tell the truth,” she said, and ended the letter with “Bravo, Christine, for telling the truth.”
Tina Turner musical set to hit Broadway
"Tina," a new musical based on the life and career of music legend Tina Turner is set to debut in New York City the fall of 2019. The "jukebox musical" is already showing in London. “Bringing this musical to life on stage and working with this team has meant so much to me, I feel that it is in many ways a culmination of my career,” said Turner in a statement.
Arts Beats & Eats raised $207,578 over Labor Day weekend
The Ford Arts, Beats & Eats festival Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in downtown Royal Oak raised $207,578 for dozens of charities through gate admission, beverage proceeds and other festival-sponsored community initiatives. Proceeds from admission went to groups like Boys and Girls Club, HAVEN, Forgotten Harvest and Stagecrafters. Beverage proceeds benefitted Aids Walk Detroit, Planned Parenthood, Lutheran Adoption Services, St. Mary’s Church, Life Center and others. The Detroit News sponsored the Kids Zone at this year’s festival.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
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